- Applying for Planning Permission/Liasoning
- Preparation Of Construction Documents
- Construction Administration
- Administrating The Building Contract
- Coordinating Other Consultants
- Interior Design
- Conservation skills
- Feasibility Studies
These services are part of below mentioned typical workflows offered by architects and their sub-consultants:
Schematic Design – During this stage architect will begin by preparing preliminary design sketches
based on your program of requirements and budget to explore and illustrate possible options. The
architect will review these options with you, pointing out the merits and responding to your input.
This is the time at which changes should be made to reach an agreement on the design that works
best in terms of site planning, function, quality, cost and appearance.
Design Development – This stage refines the agreed upon schematic design for a clearer definition
of the scope and quality of the finished project. Further cost projections will determine how closely
the design conforms to the budget expectations, or what, if any, adjustments are required.
Construction Documents – When the design concepts have been decided, the architect prepares
working drawings and specifications. These are required to obtain building permits and bids, and to
guide the contractor in construction.
Bidding and Negotiation – Your architect can help you in important ways. Your architect can
advise you on your choice of contractor – usually done by calling for competitive bids. Your architect
will help evaluate the bids and select the contractor, and prepare the contract between you and the
Construction and Contract Administration – Your architect will consult with you and advise you
during construction. On-site visits will determine if construction is proceeding in general accordance
with the contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with acceptable standards.
Substantial Performance of Construction / Occupancy Certificate – Your architect provides regular
progress reports to keep you informed, authorizes staged payments to the contractor and remains
involved until the project is completed.